Mercedes-Benz North America Inc. will be beefing up the offerings for the M-Class in '00 with performance and sport derivitives. The ML 55 AMG boasts a 340-hp 5.5L V-8 that can go 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds. The company plans to build about 2,000 of the specialty sport/utility vehicles for about $69,100 each. In addition, Mercedes will offer a sport package for the ML 320 and 430 that adds body cladding and other modifications to the mix. The sport package, a $4,000 option, ...

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